Issue Number 34 (Page 2)


Poisoned Chalice?

The industry faces the prospect of more sports pitches being created on contaminated land as virgin sites are snapped up by developers as prime building...

in Industry News - on 28/1/11


Not as daft as a brush ..

Karl Parry, Head Greenkeeper at Denbigh Golf Club, had the idea for a fairway brush attachment whilst working on Bermuda grass fairways in the States....

in Golf - on 26/1/11


Andy Atkinson

Andy Atkinson is the ICC Chief Pitch Inspector, a position that takes him all over the world. Currently, he is preparing wickets for the up and coming...

in Cricket - on 24/1/11

Harry Peter

Harry Jurgens, Managing Director of AFT Trenchers, has completed the vintage car rally from Peking to Paris. The route, through eleven countries, took...

in Industry News - on 23/1/11

Ashville School

Ashville College

Kevin Whorley, Head Groundsman at Ashville College in Harrogate, talks about a year in the life of the groundcare team, ambulances, Freddie and more

in Schools & Colleges - on 21/1/11


Pitch failures

Time and again there are failures in pitch construction, especially drainage. Producing pitches that can cope in the wet winter months should be a basic...

in Consultancy - on 20/1/11


There are many tools available in the sports turf industry to aid Greenkeepers, Groundsmen, Golf Course Architects and Agronomists in making the right...

in Industry News - on 18/1/11

Ruth Mann 4 mr

Thatch attack!

Disease attacks on the turf leaf cause visible damage and reduce playing surface quality. But, turf managers need to be looking deeper to identify and...

in Golf - on 17/1/11

John Turner Leek GC

John Turner

John Turner - Marge Simpson is on his wish list, as is a trip to Thailand - trouble is, he hates flying. DOH!

in People - on 15/1/11


You probably won’t have heard of them. You may well have used their seed. You might likely recognise their cultivars from the BSPB/STRI Turfgrass Seed...

in Industry News - on 15/1/11


What's in the shed?

When it comes to the maintenance of a cricket square and outfield, wouldn’t we all love to have the best equipment and machinery available? Bob Stretton,...

in Cricket - on 13/1/11

Portmore ColinWebber

Colin Webber - Red tape and the smell of babies! You’d better read on ...

in People - on 11/1/11


Tottenham and West Ham United on the London 2012 Olympic Stadium shortlist as final decision is delayed

in Industry News - on 11/1/11

RyderCup StuartHall

Not so easy Ryder!

Stuart Hall, Workshop Technician at John O’Gaunt Golf Club, relates his experiences as one of 130 volunteers at the Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort...

in Golf - on 11/1/11

Portmore JoshWebber

Josh Webber - who knows, he may have already won the lottery!

in People - on 10/1/11

Portmore Colin&Josh

From milk to members ...

Portmore Golf Club are the winners of the 2010 Golf Environment Award. Here, father and son, Colin and Josh Webber, chart the move from poa pudding greens...

in Golf - on 10/1/11


Wake up to dormice

This is the time of year many of our animal species have bedded down for the winter. Species of mammals, reptiles and amphibians have gone into complete...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 9/1/11

Griff Rhys Jones

The Big Tree Plant

Defra announces a new partnership and The Big Tree Plant campaign to plant one million trees

in Industry News - on 7/1/11

New ClearWater wash off facility at NT Cliveden

New Sanctions

The Environment Agency (EA) introduced new enforcement powers in autumn 2010. Highspeed Group’s MD, David Mears, asks; “Are you aware of this and,...

in Industry News - on 7/1/11


Power to the People?

Laurence Gale MSc reports on the ‘Power to the Parks - Delivering Without Compromise’ conference in Manchester

in Local Authority - on 5/1/11